Animal Magic: Darjeeling zoo

You have a cold? Try a pinch of tiger, or a smattering of red panda. A Chinese medicine maker’s pantry is spread over the hills of Darjeeling, but this zoo is doing all it can to protect the animals.

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The Followtheboat App Now Released!

Got a tablet or a smartphone? Prefer accessing the wonderful world of t’internet through an app rather than your clunky laptop? You may be interested to learn that Liz and I have today successfully launched our new followtheboat app! What’s more, it’s free. Free of charge, free of adverts, free of clutter. Just free!

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9 Knots In No Wind – Video Clip

It was a real treat to go out and sail a carbon-fibre racing boat, even if there was no wind! For me, having not sailed for almost 2 years, it was refreshing to get back out on the water. Here’s a little video clip of that day, when we still managed to hit 9 knots with bugger-all wind! John is your skipper, Neil is the fisherman and Gladwin checks exactly how salty the water is.

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Merkel coalition ahead, first time in 2 years – poll

Merkel coalition ahead, first time in 2 years – poll BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition has inched ahead of the main opposition parties for the first time in two years, a poll showed on Sunday – thanks to a surge in support for the maverick Pirate Party at the expense of the Social Democrats. Related Stories … Read More

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Locked Up Abroad

Locked Up Abroad: New Season Starts WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 at 10P

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/locked-up-abroad/

The smash hit series Locked Up Abroad returns, with more incredible stories of kidnap, contraband and incarceration. New Sea…

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Storm Brewing Over Cochin

It’s a bit early but the storms have started brewing over Cochin. I remember two years ago sailing from Goa to Cochin having to motor straight through some nasty weather and seeing lightning like you see in this video clip.

Around the one minute mark you’ll see it’s just like someone turning the kitchen light on and off. It feels like monsoon is just around the corner.

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Somaliland troops and separatists clash, five killed

Somaliland troops and separatists clash, five killed HARGEISA (Reuters) – At least four Somaliland troops and one rebel fighter loyal to the breakaway enclave’s secessionists were killed during clashes on Sunday, both sides said. Related Stories French far-left firebrand third in election race – poll Mali sanction deadline expires, rebels seize north Suu Kyi’s party claims landslide win in Myanmar … Read More

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